17 June 2010

making a gulf blowout sidebar section

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I am going to pile up some links here over the course of the day or maybe even into tomorrow that I will move over into my sidebar so they will stay available on the front page. This one reads your IP and moves the spill over your house so you can get an idea of the size of the problem.

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Read it and weep.

I was being too optimistic earlier. Thought I could face going through my posts to pull out the best links and do a sidebar thing in relatively short order, but, well, it turns out I can't quite bear it yet. Sorry. False alarm. Maybe soon. You can still get to them by clicking the BPGOM label directly below this post or at the bottom of the page in my "cloud".

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22 comments:

  1. Aren't they pretty.... :"(

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  2. They need a much bigger wishbone out there!

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  3. That's just so fucking appalling it has had me speechless, though I've heard a few people griping about it. Just make-work to employ fishermen... which would be money better spent to give them a means to EVACUATE... but... well... don't mind me... I'm just hysterical.

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  4. http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6593/648967

    Here's a link for your side bar, I read both parts of this story if you aren't angry now you will be. It's amazing about how every one is afraid to speak out if your tied to the oil industry.
    jo6pac

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  5. Thanks. That seems to be a paste job of an article I linked a couple weeks ago or so... plus more links down on the bottom.

    I'm feeling like total crap the past couple days. Bad stomach aches and serious sinus/allergy stuff... and I have a number of theories:

    [1] the Yuban dark roast standing in for my Peet's until it gets here isn't dark roasted enough to keep from eating my stomach lining away;

    [2] now that the weather has finally turned sunny and warm, as opposed to unnaturally arctic, the pollens are overcoming ALL my defenses and poison snot is dripping into my stomach; or

    [3] I'm freaking so hard about the LETHAL emissions from this blowout that I'm having sympathy pains for the living beings proximate to them.

    Each has equal merit. This is all by way of saying I'm being MUCH slower about getting on this than I thought when I first posted this. I have half a mind to just do a sidebar image link to this label and call it good since so many links dry up and so much changes so fast, but I also want to make it a little easier for people to get to some of the better links quickly, because a lot of people are probably like me, not thinking to bookmark the good stuff before they have some serious digging to do before they can get back to it.

    I think some widget genius should make one for constant access to the most salient articles, audio, video and updates. Or one central clearinghouse page for those of us who are SERIOUS about the ACTUALITY of this... as opposed to just tracking the little presidential visits, congressional hearings and legal circuses in progress, and wringing their hands....

    Oh! Fuck! I just knocked down another wall....

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  6. Umm I hope it wasn't a structural bearing wall!

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  7. The oil skimmers seem such a feeble attempt in the vastness of this leak - virtually useless.

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  8. Dude. I have knocked the whole house flat so many times now that the bearing walls just give up automatically with a glare. I should maybe switch to plexiglass windows....

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  9. Read it and weep - the results of burning the oil on the surface...

    Collateral Damage!

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  10. 1-1/2" thick like at the bank!

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  11. Jesus fuck. There went two more walls.

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  12. Yes! You guessed it! I am this everlastingly impoverished because of the ongoing construction it takes to keep a roof over my head. And, yes, I should just resort to a TENT or a tepee and call it a day.

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  13. I forgot to tell you...

    Driving home today on the freeway I came upon two - count em - two Sunbeam Tigers! Way cool - one a black hard top - removable? - with lots of chrome and the other a blue convertible. The front grilles were slightly different so I guess different model years. A family I suspect as they were driving side by side, the hardtop with a man and child and the convertible a woman and child.

    Way cool.

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  14. I'm shipping you some jack studs and knee braces in the morning!

    I only have one working tent, however if you can make do with a few broken poles I can fix you up with one from the attic.

    G'nite

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  15. I gotta have a relatively big tent now....

    Sleep tight. No nightmares please.

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  16. That was probably 86 and his new cover you saw on the freeway....

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  17. I don't know - he was driving in a very straight line...

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  18. This morning BP and the Feds are claiming 25,000 barrels/day recovery, yet the video shows no relief - if anything much more Methane coming out. Another report says normally oil is 4-5% methane, this is 40%!

    Looks like Landau is on to something!

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  19. I think he is. His stuff immediately made the most sense, answered what has been left hanging, made Einstein's kind of music.

    Alex Jones had that right wing old minister on again in his third hour yesterday, and he spoke the entire time as though these two drills are for nukes, no other possibility.... He was not directly questioned on that. He just mentioned it several times. And I think THAT is right as well... not right to do, but right as in CORRECT... that's the plan and we're not being told.

    Also a number of people are saying they think the streaming video is not the real "leak"... that it doesn't seem to be enough pressure... doesn't seem to be emitting what we can see has been emitted... I don't know.... don't have a way to judge... not clear on the size of the contraption or what the seawater would do to ejecta at that pressure.

    But I think we should be calling Boxer about getting Landau access to dating the oil at the very least.

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  20. The old coot also said people in Florida are getting very sick.

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